Bestway Wholesale has started a new van sales operation following the demise of P&H’s Snacksdirect and Sweetsdirect businesses.
The new business will service over 20,000 retail customers with a fleet of 180 vans that Bestway bought from P&H’s administrators. Vans will call on retailers every fortnight.
The new outfit will be led by Noel Robinson, who previously headed up the P&H operation. He will report directly to Bestway boss Martin Race. Besides Robinson, many former P&H staff will also be taken on by Bestway, and it is hoped that vans will be back on the road selling to retailers as early as next Monday (January 22).
Race said the Van Sales division was a “welcome addition” to Bestway’s business and would strengthen its ability to supply its customer base.
“We feel the launch of this new service to customers will be a great fit for us in delivering our future growth plans and building on our already close relationships with customers,” he added.